Gaddafi’s missing MANPADS taint NATO’s success in Libya

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Paul Smyth

For NATO, the Libyan crisis is a welcome success. The Alliance largely fulfilled it’s United Nations mandate to protect civilians and member states wanting Gaddafi’s removal. Despite some tragic collateral incidents the 7-month military campaign was executed with unprecedented precision, no NATO personnel were killed and the intervention was successfully concluded without putting ‘boots on the ground’. Officials in Brussels and the other coalition capitals may feel j...
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